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On Thursday (January 10) Rainbow Rights Animal Rights Activists (RaRa) says they will peacefully protest the rodeo planned for Red Devils football grounds in Byron Bay. 

The group’s Angel Yaffa says the aim is to ‘educate the public on the cruelty that is inherent in the industry.’

‘Rodeos are a cruel spectator sport that should have no place in civilised society.

‘They are banned in the UK, parts of the US and Europe. These events are heavily opposed by all animal rights organisations.


‘Animals that are used in rodeos are terrorised into action when grown men shove electric prods into their bodies, forcefully pull them by their tails or legs, twist their necks, slam them on the ground or otherwise batter them. 

‘Devices such as bucking straps and spurs are used on very sensitive areas to provoke animals into “performing”. Injuries to animals – such as deep internal-organ bruising, haemorrhaging, bone fractures, ripped tendons, torn ligaments and muscles – are all expected and anticipated in this violent tradition.’ 

Visit the Rainbow Animal Rights Activists Facebook page for more info.

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    • What load of rubbish! You try riding a bull and you’ll see soon enough who’s being brutalised and it’s not the bull! They guys and gals who ride these bulls are brave (foolhardy?).


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